“Identity Theft” – Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 3/1/17

Identity Theft           Matthew 4:1-11 If you are like me, you did not grow up with the tradition of Ash Wednesday and Lent, the 40 days of preparation for Easter. The richness of the liturgical calendar and these ancient Christian practices have often been abandoned by Protestants for fear of being too Catholic. I have a […]

“Led by the Light” – Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 2/22/17

Epiphany began with a star high in the East above Bethlehem and concludes with Jesus’ megawatt brilliance on the mountaintop. But in this season of light between Christmas and today, the focus is almost always on the manger and the mother, John’s preaching in the wilderness and Jesus’ baptism. While overlooked and often forgotten, this […]

“Christian Perfection” – Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 2/15/17

Jesus had already preached to his disciples: reconcile every relationship before returning to bow at the altar; settle every dispute out of court; speak every word as truth without swearing an oath; avoid lust in your heart because it’s the same as committing adultery in your bed; beware of anger because it only leads to […]

“Above The Law”– Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 2/8/17

After restoring sanity to every demoniac on the Psychiatric Ward, and cleansing the skin of every leper on the Infectious Disease floor, and discharging every patient in I.C.U., Jesus departed from his growing fame and the clutching crowds to a hilltop overlooking the Sea of Galilee. There, he invited his disciples to get comfortable on […]